Michael Abbey’s user group forum presentation from OOW 12 … a link to my presentation from Oracle Open World 2012 … Oracle rman: Don’t Forget the Basics. Questions/comments/suggestions? Please contact me …
Tuesday morning at OOW is always occupied by this forum, an opportunity for authors and other persons to receive heads up on what’s coming down the pipe from Oracle. The following notes are musings from yours truly as I attended the forum today.
As I’ve become Director of Communities for IOUG recently, I’m intimately involved in many aspects of leading IOUG community. One of the area the user group is pursuing all the time is finding the new speakers and that takes some part of convincing the community members to actually start presenting. There are many of you who have exciting projects and implementations to share but can’t quite convince themselves to actually present.
If you are looking to kick start your community contributions or looking to volunteer more than what you already do, I have an awesome suggestion for you — nominate yourself to serve as IOUG Oracle RAC SIG Board Officers volunteer. Find out more here.
The traditional NoCOUG SQL challenge has been launched this year with a twist: in the wake of the “BigData” trend/buzz, it’s now been upgraded to a “SQL and/vs. NoSQL” challenge. I took on the challenge, treading through my SQL comfort zone, thinking of ways I could bend relational algebra to solve the wicked puzzle suggested this year.
The Ottawa Oracle User Group (OOUG) were kind enough to invite me to give a whole morning full of presentation.
The group was ultra engaged and asked a lot of good questions, so my usual 50 minute Big Data presentation ended up taking 100 minutes, and the rest of the content had to be squeezed a bit. I hope everyone had a good time.
The actual challenge calls for a more generic solution than originally described in the magazine. Because there is no glory in half-solving a problem, I had to come back to it. And because the Great Karmic Balance could probably use it, I thought I could take advance of the broader scope to produces a solution more geared toward elegance and modernism.
As heralded by Iggy Fernandez and Gwen Shapira, NoCOUG has launched its Third International SQL vs. NoSQL Challenge. Pythian is sponsoring the challenge so I decided not to take part in the contest. However, I’m still having a crack at the problem just for fun. So, here is my first take on it.
So NoCOUG announced its third international SQL & NoSQL challenge (look at page 25 of that pdf) earlier this week. Yay! As I did last year, I tried my hand at forging a Perl solution for the challenge. Just for, y’know, peer-pressuring a little my colleagues into entering the fray.As it happens, this week is a little.. intense, $work-wise, so I wasn’t able to polish my solution into pure howling madness. But I daresay the work-in-progress that I have is still worth a few cackles. Although you shouldn’t take my word for it. Here, I’ll let you be the judge of it.
For the third consecutive year, NoCOUG is hosting an international SQL challenge. In this challenge, the Wicked Witch of the West needs help in creating a magic spell to ensure that the Third Annual Witching & Wizarding Ball is a grand success. Here’s the challenge…